More evidence that the sky is not falling for local breweries: two new independent taprooms are opening in Western Washington this week. Sure, things seem to be changing more rapidly in the brewery scene. Things are shifting. Some breweries closing, some rebranding, some retracting – and some are opening. Like Fast Fashion and Three Bull Brewing (pictured above).
Fast Fashion opens in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood
Yesterday, Fast Fashion announced on social media that their long awaited taproom is opening in Lower Queen Anne. Until now, this boutique brewery has been available primarily at The Masonry locations in Fremont (which recently closed their doors), and Lower Queen Anne. Today they are opening their own taproom directly adjacent to The Masonry Queen Anne location at 16 Roy Street, Seattle.
The taproom will be open Wednesday through Sunday 3 to 10 p.m., and slightly later when there are events at the nearby Climate Pledge Arena. We haven’t poked our heads in yet, but from photos it would appear to have communal pub tables for 20+ people. The taproom is dog-friendly and all-ages until 10 p.m. (21+ when they stay open late for events). They will have hot dogs and veggie dogs, plus they welcome outside food.
It’s no accident that Fast Fashion has been based at The Masonry until now. One of the two brewery owners, Matt Storm, is also an owner of The Masonry. His brewery co-owner, Brian Strumke, is also the owner/brewer of Stillwater, with a reputation for innovative beers with a focus on hazy IPAs.
Three Bull Brewing taproom now open in Snohomish
The Three Bull Brewing taproom has been a long time coming. The brewers started homebrewing in 1998 on a 20-gallon homebrew system. They upgraded to a 7-barrel system, and they’ve been an official and active brewery in Snohomish since 2013. Until now, they’ve only been available via local distribution channels and weekly growler fills. Last Friday, they had a ribbon cutting at their first-ever taproom.
The 21+ taproom is located at 127 Ave C, Snohomish.
Open hours are currently:
Wednesday 4 to 8
Thursday 4 to 9
Friday and Saturday 2 to 10
Sunday 2 to 7
As always, check their social media for the latest updates to open hours and special events including food trucks. Also – audio fans rejoice – Three Bull shares a building with Stargazer Records.
As always, our list of new and expanding breweries is ever-growing. If you know of a new Washington brewery we need to check out, drop us a line.